Big storm: Suffolk wakes up to trees and cables down as St Jude’s starts to reach its height

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Suffolk police are responding to a number of calls from the public waking up to the effects of St Jude’s storm.

There are at least six incidents ongoing with road blockages being dealt with by councils, the police and the Highways Agency.

There is also at least one road crash caused by a fallen tree. A two vehicle collision involving a Volkswagen Gold and a Vauxhall was reported on Midelnhall Road, Icklingham, due to a tree in the road which caused drivers to brake suddenly, with one hitting the back of the other.

Trees are reported as being down in Lakeside Avenue, Thorpeness, Ipswich Road in Holbrook, a partial blockage between Culphod and Great Bealings and on bend on the B1119 in Sweffling.

There is also concern for a tree in Beatrice Avenue in Felixstowe which has started to become uprooted near powerlines. It has also started to pull up the pavement around it.

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There has also been at least one electricity cable come down in Church Road, Dallinghoo, where it is blocking a driveway.

A telephone line has also come down on Innocence Lane in Kirton. Police are on the scene.

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